Apps

  • iPhone cut and paste… kinda

    First Look – MagicPad from Apple iPhone Apps on Vimeo. TC’s Jason writes: Copy and Paste has long been one of the most requested features on the iPhone, and its continued absence has been both frustrating and confusing for many. How can it be that the iPhone – running a finely tuned version of Mac OS X – is unable to perform functions that have been included in… Read More

  • Voice Search comes to Google Maps for BlackBerry

    Voice Search comes to Google Maps for BlackBerry


    There are two hazards to owning a BlackBerry in Manhattan, at least for me. I ignore friends and potential ex’s by constantly being on BB Messenger, checking e-mails, being on Facebook or playing BrickBreaker. The other factor is doing all of those things while walking along the streets. It’s not safe. Not one bit. Well, Google has made life a tad bit simpler by adding voice search… Read More

  • MIT students demonstrate their Android applications

    MIT students demonstrate their Android applications

    This just in; kids that go to MIT are really F-ing smart. I just saw seven Android applications that have been developed over the short span of four months — with very little (if any) money — as part of a class called “Building Mobile Applications with Android”. It was a lot like most college presentations, except that HTC, Google, Verizon, Sprint, and the press… Read More

  • BFF call for help: Cool Blackberry apps?

    BFF call for help: Cool Blackberry apps?


    Ryan writes: I’ve posted a lot of comments regarding my fanboydom towards the blackberry. Other than the large amount of MAPI calls made to an exchange server I see nothing wrong with a blackberry on a BES for any business user, technical or non technical. That being said I’m once again carrying a crackberry after two years with a Q, I’m very excited about it and am totes… Read More

  • Lookit me, Ma! I'm programmin' my iPhone!

    Lookit me, Ma! I'm programmin' my iPhone!

    Just grabbed a floater copy of the iPhone SDK and I just wrote my first application. It does nothing, but I’m so proud of myself. It’s almost as if I’m entering a brave new world where I never failed CS 101 and had to end up in Information Systems. The SDK is fairly easy to install and run. Obviously I’m going to need to figure out what the heck everything is doing and… Read More

  • Zen and the art of permanent iPhone apps

    Zen and the art of permanent iPhone apps


    DF has a great discussion of permanence or “running in the background” in iPhone apps, showing us that even the applications that look like they’re running in the background will occasionally poop out due to memory or processor constraints. For example, Mail and Safari can hang out behind other applications, but the moment something needs them they’ll quit, leading… Read More

  • Jiggy: Roll yer own iPhone apps

    Jiggy: Roll yer own iPhone apps


    We just got a note about Jiggy, an IDE that lets you build and run Javascript apps right on your jailbroken iPhone. I installed it on my 1.1.2 iPhone and it seems to be working except I can’t save any files. If you’d like to add it to your phone, go into Installer.app — presuming you’ve already jailbroken your iFone — and add www.jiggyapp.com/i as a source. Then… Read More

  • iPhone video recording works, in theory

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=iphone.flv Monster and Friends, a group of iPhone hackers, have created a 10fps video recording application for the iPhone. It records at 2-megapixels and offers only basic functionality at this point but it’s definitely an impressive proof-of-concept. im posting a binary that will record 5 seconds of video and replay it. there is no ui… Read More

  • BlackBerry power users wanted

    BlackBerry power users wanted

    We’re not too far off from our annual smart phone series, but I’d like to hear what the BlackBerry power users in the audience have to say about their devices. What are your favorite apps? Hacks? Any tips and tricks for other BB users? My last BB was the 8703e and it was a solid device, but I’ve forgotten everything I learned in the time that I had it. My how things have… Read More

  • Will Boot Camp be the end of OS X apps?

    Will Boot Camp be the end of OS X apps?

    Looks like Apple might be mulling over the inclusion of Boot Camp in Leopard according to a statement released to investors last week. may deter developers from creating software applications for Mac OS X if such applications are already available for the Windows platform. Duh. Apple Warns ‘Boot Camp’ Could Lead To Fewer Mac Apps [Info Week] Read More

  • CTIA SF 2007: What is going on?

    CTIA SF 2007: What is going on?

    Ok, folks, I’ve been wandering aimlessly for the last few hours and don’t have much to show for it. There isn’t much in terms of hardware (Blackjack II was the biggest announcement) unless you get your rocks off on external modems. There aren’t even any booth babes! It’s mostly apps touting a new way to view your e-mail, watch TV, get on MySpace or something else… Read More

  • Nokia Mosh: What the feck is it?

    Nokia Mosh: What the feck is it?

    We were the first to drop the ball on Nokia Mosh a few weeks back and I didn’t pay too much attention to it because I figured it to be another social networking site. I picked up on it because they were poking fun at Apple and attempting to lure folks burned by the price cut to check it out. Well, I’ve spent a bit of time tinkering with the site and sat down with George… Read More

  • Total Photoshop Killer: Pixelmator!

    Total Photoshop Killer: Pixelmator!


    Something different than the standard Photoshop layout! Crazy! On one of the underground torrent sites I visit daily, I came across a new Mac App that had been downloaded a bunch of times. It’s called Pixelmator and it’s an upcoming competitor that’s going to blow Adobe Photoshop out of the water. Right now it’s in closed beta, so this leaked version is still experimental. Read More

  • Zork for the iPhone: You Were Eaten By a Grue

    Zork for the iPhone: You Were Eaten By a Grue

    I don’t want to turn CG into iPhoneAppCentral.com, but this is too good to pass up. They’ve ported Frotz to the iPhone so now you can “GO EAST” and “PICK UP SWORD” all from the comfort of your glossy touchscreen. Read More

  • 10 Gmail Apps: You Know, For Gmail

    10 Gmail Apps: You Know, For Gmail

    I don’t really use Gmail’s web interface, but if I did I’d download all ten of these apps and plugins and make my Gmail experience that much better. I think the best one on this list is Gmail This bookmarklet which allows you to send blog postings and other things just by clicking a button. Most of the tools are for Firefox only, but a few are cross-platform. Top 10… Read More

  • VNC for iPhone

    VNC for iPhone

    Here’s an iPhone app for you geeks out there. VNC is a virtual desktop server that simply displays and allows you to interact with any desktop running a VNC server. Well, one version of the VNC program, TightVNC, allows for HTTP access so it’s trivial to then get to your desktop just by visiting your PC through Safari. Viola! VNC! OK, so it’s not earth-shattering. However, it… Read More

  • WebShell: An Ajax App for Admins

    WebShell: An Ajax App for Admins


    Now this is an interesting little bugger. It’s an SSH application for the iPhone written in Ajax and available for download onto your favorite servers. Back when I used to be a sysadmin I always looked for SSH implementations for my portable devices. Not having one was usually a dealbreaker. I wouldn’t call this an ideal solution — it could be rife with insecurity &mdash… Read More

  • Apple's iPhone To Support 3rd Party Apps After All

    Apple's iPhone To Support 3rd Party Apps After All

    Back in the day, His Steveness mentioned that the iPhone wouldn’t have support for third-party apps. He said it was an issue of security and usability, but since the apps aped OS X’s built-in Widgets, which actively encourages third-party development, it seems like BS. At the D Conference earlier today, Steve changed his tune, saying later in the year Apple would probably open up… Read More

  • MacAppADay: A Mac App A Day

    , a site that’s giving away one new Mac app every day until January 1. After that, who knows WHAT they’re giving away. Maybe pork. Anyway, I just download TuneX from them, but supply is limited so head over right away. TuneX is pretty cool but it’s a bit intrusive. I haven’t really tried to tweak it, but it offers easy access to all your iTunes functions from the… Read More